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Bethesda Addictions Treatment Centre

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

With comfortable facilities and a soothing environment, Bethesda is an experienced, no-nonsense center that treats a wide variety of addictions.

Setting

Coastal

Price

£3,500

Length

28 days

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About Bethesda Addictions Treatment Centre

COVID-19 Update (Mar 29, 2020): Bethesda is an essential service with permission to continue operations and provide care, while following health and safety guidelines. Bethesda founders created a home help intervention program, E-hab B4 Rehab, that people can access while at home.Read more of the precautions Bethesda is taking.

Our residential treatment programme incorporates proven helpful life lessons applicable to both our clients and their families. In this way, the addiction is treated and a stable foundation is laid for successful ongoing rehabilitation and recovery, with reliable relapse prevention and accountability. Bethesda is unique by virtue of its first-class quality, realistic fees, and on-going aftercare programmes.

Center Overview

  • Founded

    2001

  • Occupancy

    6-15

  • Languages

    English

    Afrikaans

    Dutch

  • Price & Length

    £7,000 | 60 days

    £10,500 | 90 days

    Extended options available

  • Who We Treat

    Men and Women


Treatment

Specializations

  • Young Adults

  • Executive Treatment

  • Professionals Treatment (e.g. doctors, lawyers, pilots)

  • Substance Abuse

  • Chronic Relapse

Philosophy

  • Family Program

  • Group Therapy

  • On-Site Detox

  • One to One

Therapies

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Group Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • 1-on-1 Counseling

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What We Treat

  • Codependency

  • Marijuana

  • LSD, psychedelics

  • Gaming

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Aftercare

  • Support Meetings

  • Outpatient Treatment

  • Ability to Call a Counselor

  • Aftercare Home Support

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Experience

Special Considerations

  • Other dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.)

  • COVID-19 Measures

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Amenities

  • Library

  • Fitness Center

  • Gardens

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Activites

  • Hiking

  • Physical Fitness

  • AA/NA Meetings

  • Beach Walks

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Review Summary

5

(14 Reviews)

13 out of 14 reviewers recommend this provider.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

Pros

  • Luxurious Accommodations (9)
  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming (12)
  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food (9)
  • Access to Nature (11)
  • Beautiful Location (10)
  • Fun Activities (9)
  • Treated With Respect (11)
  • Friendly & Competent Staff (10)
  • Personalized (10)
  • Confidential (9)
  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment (8)
  • Addressed Trauma (7)
  • Supportive Aftercare (7)
  • Straightforward Costs & Expectations (4)
  • Flexibility to Work (3)

Cons

  • Shallow Post-Treatment Planning
  • Not Enough Time With Therapist

Reviews

Mary Anne

Former Client

Profile: Female

From: Cape Town

Occupation: Support Councilor

Treatment Received: 2010

Length of Stay: 90 days

Conditions Treated: Methamphetamine

4/12/2019

The atmosphere and setting was great. The grounding for my recovery was set here and I am still clean today.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Access to Nature

  • Beautiful Location

  • Fun Activities

  • Treated With Respect

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Kate

Former Client

Profile: Female

From: Johannesburg

Occupation: Personal Assistant

Treatment Received: 2017

Length of Stay: 30 days

Conditions Treated: PTSD, Anxiety, Alcohol, Methamphetamine

4/12/2019

From the moment of walking in, scared and afraid, to walking out into a brand new life with confidence .... they take you apart to show you how to fix yourself to bring yourself back into being the best possible version of yourself with holistic approaches and tough love. If you are prepared to put in the work and dig deep into your guts .... the results are proof enough .... it works .... but if you are not prepared to be 150% brutally honest ... dont even bother attempting, they will see through you straight away ....

The house is amazing, you have bright and airy bedrooms which are spacious and luxurious, a home away from home. They give you a good schedule to work from on a daily basis with multiple activities that need to be done on a daily basis. One of the best things I got from this was, actually getting back into a proper routine, taking the time to do work on myself and not feeling guilty.

The next other best thing about Bethesda .... the food .... homecooked meals especially designed to keep you healthy and get your body back into the routine of a healthy balanced diet of regular meals which are made with love from their own amazing Chef.

The final best thing I have on the house .... is the team that works there .... every single one of them from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, are encouraging, supportive, hard and loving. You are never alone, you are never judged, most of them have been in that dark place that we all never want to talk about, but they know it and they pull it out of you in a way that is amazing and once you have that release ... wow ... only from strength to strength you go, building yourself back up again.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Personalized

  • Treated With Respect

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Confidential

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Fun Activities

  • Beautiful Location

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Access to Nature

  • Luxurious Accommodations

    Cons

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Martin O.

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: Netherlands

Treatment Received: 2016

Length of Stay: 60 days

7/24/2018

Excellent counclers, perfect suited therapy. Family-setting with plenty individual care/therapy. Group therapy well organized and monitored. Individual assignments on a personal and profesinal skill well performed and treated. Well trained counslers who perfectly understand the mind and doing of a struggling addict. Perfect place with a perfect treatment

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Straightforward Costs & Expectations

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Access to Nature

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Personalized

  • Confidential

  • Fun Activities

  • Treated With Respect

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Beautiful Location

  • Flexibility to Work

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Sean

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: Bloemfontein

Treatment Received: 2017

Length of Stay: 90 days

Conditions Treated: Alcohol, Cocaine

7/24/2018

I appreciate the fact that I was treated with respect and dignity without watering down the seriousness of addiction and equipping me with all the knowledge that I'll need to fight this disease for the rest of my life. The treatment centre is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa if not the world and the centre has a homely atmosphere and helped me to embrace the treatment offered because it didn't feel 24/7 if you were in a treatment centre

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Beautiful Location

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Treated With Respect

  • Access to Nature

  • Personalized

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

KP

Former Client

Profile: Female

From: Knysna

Occupation: Attorney, Mom

Treatment Received: 2018

Length of Stay: 60 days

Conditions Treated: Alcohol, Personality Disorder, Bipolar, PTSD, Co-Occurring Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Cocaine, OCD, Trauma

4/12/2019

I was not sure what to expect but I knew I would not survive one more day in active addiction. The 1st person I met on arrival was John who checked me in. He was very kind & warm & made me feel welcome. Next I met the other clients who showed me around & explained how everything worked.

I felt safe at Bethesda. It was the 1st time I had felt safe. I experienced healthy relationships & boundaries, structure & routine. All things I desperately needed to learn. My step work gave me big insights about my life. I learnt a lot from the groups. The Bethesda Team genuinely care about helping other addicts get & stay clean. They showed me a new way of living!

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Straightforward Costs & Expectations

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Access to Nature

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Personalized

  • Treated With Respect

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Fun Activities

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Beautiful Location

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Confidential

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Appie

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: The Netherlands

Occupation: Engineer

Treatment Received: 2016

Length of Stay: 60 days

Conditions Treated: Marijuana, Cocaine, Alcohol, Gambling

1/31/2020

The best rehab i ever been to .

Collin is a genius oversees every type of bs.

Sixth sense type a guy

The food super tes is the cook a warm casting person

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Straightforward Costs & Expectations

  • Fun Activities

  • Confidential

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Marina du Plessis

Former Client

Occupation: Permanent Make-up Artist

Treatment Received: 2019

Length of Stay: 45 days

4/13/2020

What I enjoyed most about Bethesda was that I felt safe and cared for. The small groups is great because no one fall through the cracks. I've learned so much living in a house environment with other people who fought the same struggles than me. For the first time in my life I got a honest and objective opinion without feeling judged. Through rediscovering myself, my worth and my values, it generated feelings inside me, to truely wanted to change.

If I look back at the last 8 months of my life and the transformation I've been through, but most of all, not only me but my family as well! I'm forever grateful to Colin and his amazing team.

The food is amazing!

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Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Jef

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: Belgium

Occupation: Advertising

Treatment Received: 2019

Length of Stay: 60 days

Conditions Treated: Cocaine, Marijuana, Trauma, Alcohol

02/24/2020

When asked the question what it is the team at Bethesda did for me, and more specifically what impact they had on me and my addiction, one answer comes to mind: They saved my life.

This statement might come across as an exaggeration to someone who is not familiar with the problem of addiction, and I have to admit that I myself would’ve rolled my eyes if I would have heard such statement 6 months ago. But it’s the truth. And helping me realize (or come to terms with) that truth was the first thing the counselors at Bethesda did. A truth that I had been minimizing, ignoring & sugarcoating for the larger part of the 15 years prior to my trip to Plettenberg, South Africa: that my addiction was going to kill me, but not before destroying everything & everyone close to me. And that there was nothing I could do about it unless I became willing to turn my life around drastically.

I came to rehab (like a lot of people do), convinced that I just had a problem with drugs (cocaine & weed to be precise) and that if I could learn how not to give in to the cravings to use those substances, my life would automatically restore itself and all would be well. I had lost count of how many times I had tried quitting on my own, always relapsing after several weeks or months. I kept coming up with new excuses about why it didn’t work out this time and how next time would be different. A vicious and destructive cycle that brought me to the point where I simply did not know what to do anymore and was ready to have someone else tell me what to do and how to do it. Until this day I am grateful that that ‘someone else’ turned out to be Colin and his team. The people who taught me that getting clean is about so much more than ‘not using drugs’. That in order to get clean there is only one thing you need to change, and that’s everything.

I find it hard to put into words what it is I actually ‘discovered’ at Bethesda. Mostly because it isn’t just one thing…it’s countless things that, when seen together, made my encounter with Colin & his team the start of a new life. A new me. A second reason why describing how I got clean is a little weird is because I am only nine months clean & in recovery when writing this and have learned that being humble is a vital part of staying clean. So, acting as if now all of a sudden I am ‘Captain Recovery’ feels a little off.

Therefore, instead of explaining in detail how Colin and the counselors were able to help me change my perspective on my addiction, on myself and on my life, I have tried to summarize the most essential elements that, for me personally, made them the perfect companions in the journey that is recovery.

First and foremost, they held up a mirror in which I could see ‘the real me’, a person I hadn’t seen in years. During my active addiction I had become so used to lying and deceiving everyone (including myself) that I had lost track of who I really was. I had grown used to adapting myself into whatever person I needed to be to get my way, and coming into Bethesda this was no different. Subconsciously I was holding up masks to make people (and, I can’t stress this enough, myself included) see me, how I wanted them to see me. In this case: the perfect recovering addict who had everyone best interests at heart.

Colin and the counselors filtered right through this bullshit and made it clear that they were not interested in the ‘fake me’. That they couldn’t help me if I kept up my defences. They showed me the value of being my true self, of getting in touch with the broken & scared little boy that was hidden away behind the overconfident & people-pleasing guy I had become over the years. They acknowledged how scary it is to truly be yourself, but at same time how valuable it is. How much happiness it brings over time. And how free it makes you feel. Free as opposed to the trapped feeling of being an addict.

All of the above, they didn’t just teach me, they showed me. Because they were their true selves, on a regular basis. They spoke from experience instead of from textbooks and they did not only profoundly study addiction, and more importantly how to recover from it: they lived it.

Last but not least Colin and his team created a place in which it was perfectly ok to be myself, even the worst possible version. I’m not talking about the literal physical place that is Bethesda, the building, the rooms, the courtyard… It’s the atmosphere of thrust. The feeling that within those walls there is no judgement, and anything can be talked about without being afraid of how others will react. The level of honesty & open-mindedness I witnessed shocked me, and at the same time made it so much easier to open up and talk about my deepest and darkest secrets.

The team explained how important it was to show and recognize the most horrible side of myself, the monster that each and every addict has within them, because only then could I learn how to control it...... Not kill it, because addiction cannot be killed. But it can be treated and controlled.

In case it wasn’t clear by now: I would recommend Colin and his team to everyone (addict and non-addicts) because I’m convinced that literally anyone would benefit from having someone speak that open and honest to them. And I am forever grateful for the lessons they’ve taught me about life and about myself. And for helping me to never use drugs again, just for today

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Confidential

  • Treated With Respect

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Access to Nature

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Beautiful Location

  • Personalized

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Eric van Es

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: The Netherlands

Occupation: Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

Treatment Received: 2013

Length of Stay: 60 days

Conditions Treated: Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Ecstasy, Heroin, Marijuana, Nicotine / Smoking, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, Co-Occurring Disorders

4/16/2020

My time in Bethesda saved my life. I wandered 30 years in the valley of poly addiction and due to the care, education, inspiration, revelation and love I started to believe in a clean and sober life. I left Bethesda with so much richness, a good home recovery plan and trust to start my new born life. I still here the lessons resonating in my system. I am so grateful that God gave me this change and brought me to Bethesda and saved my life. I wish my Dad could have seen me clean and sober. Thank God my mom does. She got her son back and I me mom. With love from Holland.

Eric van Es

Clean & Sober since 17 Sept 2013

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Access to Nature

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Treated With Respect

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Personalized

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Disagree

Would not recommend

George R.

Former Client

Occupation: Director

Treatment Received: 2015

Length of Stay: 60 days

4/12/2019

I would highly recommend Bethesda, I stayed for 6 weeks and although it was tough I am very grateful to them. I have visited them after my care and have remained in touch at times since my stay. Great team with an abundance of knowledge in addiction.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Anthony O.I

Former Client

Profile: Male

Occupation: Journalism

Treatment Received: 2015

Length of Stay: 56 days

Conditions Treated: Alcohol

4/6/2020

I got to Bethesda two days after my last drink. I felt at home immediately I walked through the door. My counsellors were amazing, my roommate was helpful and the other clients received me like on their own. Bethesda runs a programme based on the 12 Steps. I was taught to be part of humanity again. The counsellors treated me with empathy and honesty. I believe having years of recovery themselves helped. Bethesda does not force recovery on you. It makes you want to recover. There were supervised visits to the beach, gym and stores. And the food was lovely. Coming from a country without an active AA or NA community, Bethesda gave me the tools to navigate the early days of sobriety and ensured that I live sober. I still reach out to them till date for counselling. The 56 days in Bethesda saved my life.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Treated With Respect

  • Personalized

  • Beautiful Location

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Access to Nature

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Confidential

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Fun Activities

  • Supportive Aftercare

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

L Vorster

Former Client

Profile: Female

From: Johannesburg

Treatment Received: 2017

Length of Stay: 45 days

Conditions Treated: Alcohol

7/31/2018

A wonderful place with people that care and support Comfortable and clean. The BEST food.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Treated With Respect

  • Confidential

  • Beautiful Location

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Access to Nature

  • Flexibility to Work

  • Personalized

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Fun Activities

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

    Cons

  • Shallow Post-Treatment Planning

  • Not Enough Time With Therapist

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Charelle T.

Former Client

Profile: Female

From: Florida, Gauteng

Treatment Received: 2017

Length of Stay: 90 days

Conditions Treated: Depression, Cocaine, Trauma, PTSD, Methamphetamine, OCD, Marijuana

7/24/2018

My stay was truly life changing staff put in there all an give you the reason to stand up an fight for your life. They teach you the quality in enjoying going out an having fun clean. Councellers an programs are excellent information on your responsibility very good. Food was amazing really most life changing happy time

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Treated With Respect

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Personalized

  • Beautiful Location

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Access to Nature

  • Fun Activities

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Confidential

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

Juan

Former Client

Profile: Male

From: South Africa

Occupation: Police Officer

Treatment Received: 2016

Length of Stay: 60 days

Conditions Treated: Cocaine, Trauma

4/5/2020

Bethesda treatment Centre was my beacon of hope and light, it's not just a treatment centre but a home away from home. Those who choose Bethesda will never make a mistake. The staff is the best and the care and attention you receive is second to none.

Accommodations

Food & Nutrition

Treatment

Value

    Pros

  • Friendly & Competent Staff

  • Straightforward Costs & Expectations

  • Supportive Aftercare

  • Gourmet & Nutritious Food

  • Smooth Transition Post-Treatment

  • Addressed Trauma

  • Confidential

  • Fun Activities

  • Excellent & Effective Treatment Programming

  • Luxurious Accommodations

  • Access to Nature

  • Flexibility to Work

  • Beautiful Location

  • Personalized

  • Treated With Respect

The provider’s claims accurately describes who they are and what they do: Agree

Would recommend

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